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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
UWC Opening Plenary: Driving Transformational Change Keynote SPeaker
Exelon SVP, Engineering and Technical Support
Scot Greenlee is currently the Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services in Exelon Nuclear Generation. He is responsible for governance and oversight of engineering functions at the twenty-one Exelon nuclear plants. He is also responsible for engineering programs, centralized design engineering, nuclear fuel procurement, fuel processing and fabrication, reactor core designs and probabilistic risk assessment for the fleet. Scot’s career spans over 34 years in the commercial nuclear industry and Navy nuclear programs. Scot joined Exelon in 2007 as a Corporate Engineering Director. He was subsequently assigned as the Byron Site Engineering Director before being promoted to the position of Vice President of Engineering and then Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services.
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